Tools and articles for redesigning school meal programs and helping students learn about food's place in our lives

School Food Innovator Series

Virtual gatherings for California school nutrition professionals focused on leadership, inspiration, and cultivating a successful school nutrition program.


Fresh from California: Menu Planning Support Sessions

Best practices for plant-forward menu planning and substitutions, recipe development, and nutrition analysis.


Fresh from California

A free campaign to increase access to California-grown fruits and vegetables in schools.


Plant-Forward School Meal Resources

Recipes, culinary techniques, and student engagement materials for success in crafting plant-forward school meals.

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School Meals for All

California is the first state in the nation to adopt school meals for all!

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Ingredient Guide for Better School Food Purchasing

A resource for school food leaders committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of school food.